If Sakura is Morganite, maybe Inner!Sakura is some variety of black Beryl – maybe even just called Beryl? – to call back to her animation style, i.e. all black with white lines? Then when they fuse, the colors from Morganite’s pale pink and Beryl’s black would naturally flow into a darker red, meaning she could be called Bixbite. (Sorry, I only just saw you’d replied to that post – Whoops!)

(No worries, kuiper!)

Hm… see the thing is, black beryl is actually white/colorless beryl (Goshenite) that has a lot of black spinel inside. So Black Beryl would be a pretty cool fusion idea for a Goshenite and a Spinel but not really a good component gem in and of itself.

Maybe we could use that same color theory reasoning, though? So Sakura is a permafusion Morganite and her two component parts are Goshenite and Bixbite (so white/colorless dilutes the red to make pink)? Goshenite’s white/lack of color could be Inner!Sakura’s monochrome animations style or Bixbite’s red could represent Inner!Sakura’s passion. Hrm, but Goshenite means truthfulness while Bixbite is about harmony so that’s the opposite.

… maybe Shizune is Black Beryl and since both she and Sakura share the Goshenite aspect that could represent their medical training from Tsunade? (Or the sassiness they’ve gotten from her.)

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@kuipernebula: given sapphire and rubies are somehow different types of gem despite both being corundum, i don’t think we have to worry too much about what make the gem the color it is

That’s true, canon SU is pretty lax about gemstone naming/choices…

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Team Medic, DnD Fantasy Edition Picture (2016-09-21)

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A/N: Playing around on Rinmaru’s Ascension Doll Maker (as per usual) while watching High Rollers and somehow a DnD Fantasy Team Medic shook out. @kuipernebula, you might be interested?

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Okay but now I need to go through and figure this out in terms of classes. Which means most of them I’m going to stick to single classes because multiclassing bothers me on principle, at least as far as AU’s and identity of characters goes.

Masumi is like, 100% an Alchemist. The problem is that this isn’t a default class in any DnD books, but there’s enough homebrew and cultural ideas to it that I’m keeping it. (Alternatively: An Artificer whose really into potions and medicine.

Sakura might work best as a Monk or a Cleric? As a Monk, we’d have to find a way to hack the class to be a healer. But a Cleric of the Slug goddess or whatever would dovetail pretty well into her overall character arc. (Is Tsunade the current slug goddess or just the current high priest? Who knows. She could also lead the slug sect of healing-based Monkhood which would be cool.)

Youbirin is probably a Runepriest, a lesser-known 4e class, mostly because of his specialty in seals? Which translate well enough to runes.

Jiro is most likely a Shaman, Druid, or Favored Soul. The former two if you can find a way to focus him on lightning, and the lattermost otherwise because his focus is more on intuition than study like the other two.

Oooh, cool! I know basically the logistics of DnD but not so much the world (just started playing so still a newbie here), so those sound super cool.

I didn’t really know about Alchemists/Artificers and Runepriest but both of those sound excellent for Masumi and Youbirin. I guess since Masumi only happens to be medic nin because she wants to work with medicine and not so much that she wants to actually heal people. I was thinking Druid for Youbirin because his training montage with Takama and the Cranes, but Runepriest is fantastic.

I feel like as a fighter, Sakura is more Monk-like, but as a healer would be Cleric (of the Slug Goddess, yes perf). Unless there are Clerics that just specialize in unarmed combat (I know in High Rollers, Cam the Cleric is a very Rogue-like Cleric because his Goddess is all about luck and fortune and tricksters)?

I think probably not Druid for Jiro since he’s the only one out of the three that doesn’t have a summon animal… I considered Bard mostly because I headcanoned him as the most charming out of the three of them and since his whole thing is genjutsu-lightning-nervous system it kind of jives with a more human-based thing instead of a god-based source. But Shaman and Favored Soul is good, too.

Reshuffle the Deck: Or, Five Genin Teams Shikako Wasn’t On (2016-08-15)

Four of a Kind

(The Ino-Shika-Cho is a good combination, but it’s never good to let genin teams become predictable–it makes them vulnerable to enemy action, and considering who makes up the roster of this year’s new genin? Vulnerability is to be avoided at all cost.

The idea behind the trio is still sound, shouldn’t be abandoned completely, and so the Hokage and Academy teachers build the new teams with that in mind.

It’s not their fault that it completely throws off a good chunk of her foreknowledge.)

“This is…” Shikako says, words drifting off to look at her two teammates.

“Uh, sensei?” Ino picks up, immediately “I think you’ve gotten it wrong–it’s Ino-Shika-Cho, not Ino-Shika-Inu.”

Akamaru barks, Kiba does too. “What you’ve got a problem with dogs?” Smirk easily changeable into baring of teeth.

“Only the ones that haven’t bathed in three days,” Ino says, sharp smile of her own, “Aren’t you supposed to have a good sense of smell?”

Shikako cuts in, brings the tension down but adds to the teasing as well. “Not all of us can smell like a flower shop all the time, Ino.”

(With a steady jounin sensei and normal missions, they would have become strong, solid shinobi in a few years.

With Anko as their sensei, in a matter of months they become the first genin team with the bingo book orders Flee On Sight)

Full House [of Queens]

“They didn’t even try for subtle, did they?” Shikako asks Kurenai-sensei, mouth an opposite slant to her raised eyebrow.

Her jounin sensei shrugs, “You could argue that’s what this entire team is for–given the tenets of kunoichi and all that.”

“Don’t you think this will be fun, Shikako?” Sakura asks, stars in her eyes–the disappointment at not being on the same team as Sasuke quickly passing at the excitement of being on a team with her two best friends.

“And anyway,” Ino adds, “Who needs a bunch of boys messing up our missions?”

(Despite the tenets of kunoichi, their team does not maintain subtlety for too long. Oh, their missions succeed, no doubt about that, and they’re never actually caught; but rumors of a group of girls capable of slipping in unnoticed and completely destroying any opposition spreads.

They become known as the Three Beauties of Konoha, though mostly, all enemies can remember about them is the color of their hair and the scent of fresh flowers)

“Someone asked me to punch them today,” Sakura says to her teammates, bemused.

Although the three of them have long since been promoted from genin, they tend to team up with each other regardless. Why mess with success?

“Oh, yeah?” Shikako adds absentmindedly, writing in one of her eternally present journals even as Ino begins to pull it away, “Me, too, a couple of days ago.”

“Did you?” Sakura asks, watching in amusement as Ino and Shikako begin playing tug of war with the journal.

“Yeah, he wouldn’t leave me alone until I did and by that point he was being so annoying it was a relief to do it.”

“I made mine pay for it,” Ino says, to which both of her teammates look up at her smug face in confusion. Pulling the journal from Shikako’s slack hands is easy; her expression only becomes more pleased. “He clearly wanted it for some reason, and why do something for free when you can get paid for it?”

“And?” Sakura prompts, while Shikako bemoans her lack of initiative.

“It bought me a new dress,” Ino brags. And because she’s always a well of information, she explains to her teammates. “Apparently there’s some kind of superstition going around that if someone gets punched by all three of us they get good luck.”

Two Pair

(She pulls back too late. The teachers have already spotted her talent; genius, prodigy, legend-in-the-making they murmur to each other. She gets accelerated, graduates among students several years older than herself.

When her genin team is called, she swallows down bile.)

“Shikako-chan,” Kabuto says, mild smile on his face. All of his smiles are mild, she wants to punch him in the face.

“Yes?” She chirps back, slipping into her role of over-eager kouhai. She’ll admit he knows an awful lot of tricks that’ll be useful in the future.

Let him think he’s converting the Jounin Commander’s daughter, she’ll feed him lies and bleed him dry.

“You’re always so curious,” he says, ever so patronizing, “it’s a good thing to have in a student.”

“Well, you’re a good teacher,” she says back–always flattering, always sweet–she needs to appear as a book smart genius, not an actual threat.

“It’s not so much a virtue when it comes to espionage,” Kabuto amends, voice still pleasant but suddenly sharp and deadly.

She can feel the blood freeze in her veins. Literally.

“W-what are you talking about, Kabuto-senpai?” she chokes out through the clawing in her throat, her rapidly stiffening lungs.

“Don’t worry,” he says as her vision goes blurry, then dark, “It’s time for you to get a real teacher.”

(When she wakes up, she’s almost relieved to see Orochimaru’s face.

Better him than Danzo, she thinks even as the abomination of mutated natural chakra burns through her. The Curse Seal.

Kabuto won’t need to convert her if a piece of Orochimaru is literally looking over her shoulder.)

Straight

The night of graduation, Shikako faints while walking up the stairs.

It’s also the first time the Kyuubi’s malevolent chakra has been felt in over a decade.

The two events are not unrelated.

Needless to say, Shikaku will not be having his daughter on the same team as someone whose chakra can render her unconscious. He knows the Academy teachers think he is just pulling rank, getting his child off a team with That Monster, but Shikaku’s always been more practical than that: it’d be like having someone allergic to dogs on the same team as an Inuzuka, illogical and troublesome.

And anyway, he remembers Kushina and Mito-sama before that, neither of them were monsters. How could their legacy ever be one?

(Shikako looks at her teammates and feels nothing but conflicted, guilty relief.

A part of her had wanted to be on a more integral team, to better alter the course of future events. But another part of her had always been afraid of taking on such a daunting task.

Better to be on a team with these two–childhood bullies though they may be–than, god forbid, Naruto and Sasuke. She’d constantly be in the crossfire of powerhouses, pushed further and further to a breaking point that she doesn’t know where it will lead.

Jiro and Youbirin are blank slates as far as she’s concerned. She doesn’t need to worry about them, doesn’t need to watch over their destinies. They could die for all she knows, and plotwise it’d still lead to a good ending.)

“Fuck!” She shouts, turning to her fallen teammate who has crumpled to the forest floor. Youbirin gives a bloody cough in response, hands shakily going for the sword through his chest. “Jiro get over here!”

“I’m a little busy!” He shouts back, sending a bolt of lightning towards his opponent before retreating. They’re fighting Rock nin, with an Earth Pillar it becomes useless.

“I can’t heal this on my own,” Shikako says, hands futilely glowing green anyway. “Why would you do that? You could probably heal something like this.”

Youbirin gives another wet cough.

“Don’t die, please,” she begs, “You matter to me, don’t die, I’m sorry, I didn’t mean it, don’t die, don’t die,” she chants, hoping and pushing herself to her limits.

That’s the problem with genin teammates–they’ll always be important, no matter who they are.

Royal Flush

(On the one hand, traveling through time to meet the Nidaime Hokage is pretty cool. Getting to compare fuinjutsu notes with him is practically a dream come true.

Somehow being stuck randomly appearing at various points in his life? She’d rather not.

But, well, there’s a silver lining to everything.

She just has to find this one.)

Team Tobirama is a seven person team.

Except for when it’s an eight person team.

Tobirama-sensei only briefly introduces the girl before they’re off on what will undoubtedly be a difficult mission.

Cloud shinobi. It won’t be anything but difficult.

She’s a stranger and it shows, their team falling into the familiar grouping–Kagami, Danzo, Torifu and Hiruzen, Homura, Koharu–while sensei single-handedly destroys his own opponents. It leaves her alone, and for a moment Kagami worries, before he realizes that she’s holding her own.

More than, even.

(The Kinkaku Force should have overpowered them, forced the genin to flee while their sensei sacrifices himself.

Eight instead of seven.

Nobody dies that day. The hat does not get passed on quite yet)

She’s not a permanent member of their team, which confuses Kagami because as far as he can tell she’s not on any other team either.

“I don’t recognize her,” Torifu says in a hush, which is especially worrying. It’s not an admission, it’s a clue: if Torifu can’t recognize someone wearing Nara sigils, something is going on.

“She keeps staring at me,” Danzo adds, before his face flushes with a sudden realization, “Not–not like that!” he says, embarrassed, while Kagami and Torifu share a smirk.

“She is rather pretty,” Kagami teases, Torifu nodding in solemn agreement, because an opportunity to fluster Danzo is always something to take advantage of. And besides, it’s not as if they don’t trust her–Tobirama-sensei trusts her, and more besides she’s risked her life alongside them–but this is a mystery that needs solving.

(They never do figure it out.)

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A/N: A little late but still respectable, I think. Also it’s not really my fault since tumblr appears to be having technical trouble–is that everyone or is it just me? I do have somewhat sporadic wi-fi right now.

I’ll try to meet the midnight deadline properly tonight, anyway.

So the first two are from a conversation I had with @unfortunatehatlessness, the third one was just a haunting idea I had–though, highly influenced by @donapoetrypassion’s In Which Someone Attempts To Kidnap Shikamaru, Instead. Fourth is the anonymously prompted AU of @kuipernebula’s and mine Team Medic!AU (uh, sorry for the bleak ending on that one, it works out okay in the end?) And fifth is kiiinda a response to Linnypants’ comment on ao3 about Shikako’s POV of my Semi-Phenomenal, Nearly Cosmic ficlet.

Wow, okay, that’s a pretty impressive sweep if I do say so myself 😀 Also, happy belated birthday to myself.

I’ll post this to ao3 in a bit

How To Adult Properly (And Maybe Heal Some People While We’re At It), a series of Team Medic ficlets 1/? (2016-06-10)

It’s about half past three in the morning, or maybe it’s actually closer to seven, Jiro’s not really sure. Time really flies by when you’re up to the elbow in bodily fluids and trying not to let your patient’s sucking chest wound become a fatal sucking chest wound. Also, this is the last time he takes the graveyard shift because those are the worst–except that’s a lie because all shifts are the worst, no matter what time of day–and why did he ever decide to be a medic nin? Why couldn’t he be something less stressful like T&I or ANBU?

Somehow he gets through the front door and doesn’t trip and crack his head open, even though he told Youbirin to stop leaving his sandals right at the front entrance about a thousand times and by all things that are good and holy in this world, he is too tired for this.

Sakura is asleep in the living room again, something he can sense by her chakra signature and the way her hair is so ridiculously visible even in the low light. No doubt if he went to check, he’d find her hunched over notes, drooling slightly and passed out from exhaustion. She’ll complain about a crick in her neck when she wakes up, and that would serve her right.

But if she wakes up cranky then that means she won’t make bento lunches for all of them and she has been getting better at cooking so he goes over and flares his chakra once, twice, thrice, just enough to rouse her from sleep and let her know who it is that’s adjusting her to a more horizontal position. She’ll complain about being on the floor, but she won’t actually be in pain, so the bento just won’t be as elaborate but they’ll be there.

He’s debating whether or not he should make himself coffee–if he wants to ride out the day on caffein and try to reset his sleep schedule by at least waiting until the afternoon–or if he shouldn’t and should just go to sleep now and damn any forward planning, except Youbirin must have sensed his chakra too and now he’s picking his way through their living room turned into Sakura’s makeshift office and obnoxiously leaning his massive weight against Jiro like he doesn’t have at least six centimeters and nearly ten kilograms on him.

“Food,” Youbirin mumbles drowsily against the top of Jiro’s head which would be, frankly, infuriating, if he had any energy to spare.

As it is, Jiro lethargically tries to shrug him off and, when that fails, prop him against the wall or something less liable to keel over themselves at any time.

“You need to learn how to cook,” he grumbles back, but heads to the refrigerator anyway because now that he thinks about it, he’s hungry, too.

“Can’t, won’t,” Youbirin responds and, well, he kind of has a point because Youbirin once burned water and Sakura banned him from ever coming near the stove on pain of taijutsu only spar. And only an idiot–or a lovestruck masochist like Rock Lee–would go up against Sakura in a taijutsu spar.

Their fridge is a bleak wasteland as empty as his chakra reserves.

The pantry isn’t much better.

“Whose turn was it to shop for groceries?” Jiro asks, because, damn it, now he’s really hungry too.

Youbirin, now slouched halfway down the wall yet not quite sitting on the floor and eyes tenaciously closed, blearily suggests, “Check the chore chart,” the syllables tripping over his tongue.

Jiro glances around their apartment skeptically, every surface covered in charts and graphs, yes, but also prototype seals and jutsu and half-filled applications for new drugs because they are very much their sensei’s students. Finding their optimistically created chore chart would be like finding a specific kunai on a battlefield.

“Let’s just order in,” he suggests instead, grateful that the Akimichi are such a large part of Konoha’s food industry and thus have restaurants open twenty four hours a day with delivery.

“I want gyouza,” calls Sakura’s voice from the living room, because, yeah, sure. Why not? Might as well feed everyone all at once.

Jiro, as the only one standing, reaches for their phone and the dials in the number for the nearest Akimichi restaurant by heart because it’s actually shameful how frequently they order delivery at odd hours.

“I could’ve been a merchant,” he sighs after putting in the order–well, really, all he said was “This is Jiro Watanabe,” and the server just asked “The usual” and waited for an affirmative grunt before hanging up–sliding himself to the floor, too, because the floor is appparently super comfy. Gods, he’s tired.

“I could’ve been a farmer,” Sakura adds, having crawled her way into the kitchen to join them. It’s a familiar game, one they play distressingly often.

“I could’ve been some noble’s kept boy toy,” Youbirin finishes, the thought so ludicrous that, after a beat of stunned weary silence, they all burst out laughing.

Because being a medic nin is terrible. It’s disgusting and difficult and draining, even in peace time, and it’s not at all what he thought he’d be doing when he graduated from the Academy almost ten years ago. And yet? He’d never be satisfied with anything else.

He’d get bored as a merchant or a farmer or even some noble’s kept boy toy; doesn’t need to be T&I or ANBU to know that it wouldn’t be as fulfilling. He’s exhausted and hungry and slightly delirious for it, laughing hysterically on the floor of the kitchen with his two best friends in the world–he’s a medic nin and he wouldn’t change a thing.

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A/N: This is set in the Team Medic AU spinoff of DoS in which Sakura’s Team One with Youbirin Nohara and Jiro Watanabe wound up with a medic nin jounin sensei and they ended up passing because of it.

I had some Team Medic feels, @kuipernebula, hope you don’t mind. Just some random ficlets set in the ambiguous future, and I tried not to let it outrightly contradict anything we’ve discussed (though apparently, Youbirin is now taller and heavier than Jiro… uh, but I guess that was kind of a fifty fifty chance on who would end up taller so…).

Also, apparently there are mobile/cell phones in the Naruto world. Which is super weird to me but, whatevs. And sure it’s in the epilogue/Boruto gaiden but, seeing as how Shikako exists in DoS she may help that along faster. And this is set in ambiguously them being late teens/early twenties so… maybe right now they only have landlines?

Team Medic brainstorm (2016-05-02)

Okay so it’s way past when I should be asleep but I had this idea and I wanted to share, @kuipernebula.

So, basically it was Team Medic sort of all getting adopted by Tsunade. Like, Sakura primarily still, obviously as her new actual apprentice but the other two a little bit in asimilar way to Jiraiya giving Shikako fuinjutsu advice.

Because if Jiro’s specialty is genjutsu and healing then wouldn’t it make sense that he would be able to understand how Tsunade wakes up Shikako and Kakashi after watching her do it? And a lot of his lightning-specific ideas are awfully fascinating–there’s not much that surprises her in the medical field. So a lot of it is Tsunade going–why would you do that?–and at first Jiro is like… sorry, am I doing it wrong? I hope not… but eventually his confidence builds up and he’s like. No way, I know this will work, I can totally defend my thesis paper–and he goes on to make innovations in the field of medicine because he basically discovered the human nervous system? Or something?

With Youbirin I think it’d be hilarious if it were something like–okay, so, being the badass she is, she’s never really the first medic on a case, especially not at the hospital. She only gets referred a case if it’s something the Medic Corps can’t handle and they are actually really competent so it’s only the weird ones that get passed to her. And the first medic is always there to describe verbally what they did what the situation is, which is good because medics’ handwriting, as a whole, is absolutely awful. Like the thing about doctor’s having terrible handwriting? That basically applies.

Not Tsunade, though, because she is basically Konoha royalty and probably had calligraphy/handwriting lessons. Which is why she can barely read the scribbles of other medics’ notes. But Youbirin grew up in a clan comprised mostly of medics. He can read literally any kind of handwriting–he is the mythical pharmacist equivalent of this world. So she has him become basically like a mini Shizune back up just so she doesn’t have to deal with all of the shitty handwriting the and at first it seems like it’s just paperwork, but in actuality he’s learning an awful lot especially when it comes to being a diagnostician.

Like Sakura gets everything she does in canon (except sooner) but I kinda like the idea of Team Medic and Tsunade being like House the TV series except Tsunade is far more badass and well-adjusted than House is. With Shizune being a little bit the role of Wilson but more like Foreman after House has gotten a new batch of baby doctors.

I also had some feels about Team Medic sharing an apartment together and being sleep-deprived, barely functioning adults but nothing really concrete so…

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So while I was procrastinating I did some quick recolors; if a redesign of the hoodie is necessary, I can do that, but I figured I’d start with these.

These are great! I am most fond of bottom left but bottom right is also very good. I’m a bit wary of the top two mostly because of the similarities to Mitsuki might be too prevalent, but the bottom ones are different enough that they’re safe.

Okay but… here are some online dollmaker “photos” of each member of Team Medic as genin and as chuunin. 

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Wow, that first hairstyle for Jiro is remarkably close! Although I’m disappointed there wasn’t a bandanna option for Youbirin.

Not sure how much I like that haircut for Chuunin!Jiro, though. I don’t mind him getting a haircut, but I don’t think an undercut’s really the look for him. Maybe something like… 

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Ooh! Yes… your chuunin!Jiro haircut is much better than mine! I’d be hesitant to do the across the nose scar (since it’s very reminiscent of Iruka-sensei… unless that’s what you wanted?). I also kind of…

Do you think Jiro’s new jacket is reminiscent of Masumi-sensei’s? As a sort of homage–also still in line with loyalty to people not a place… 

I don’t really know what we want for Masumi-sensei, but maybe something like this?

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The thing with the Jacket might work. And I agree with Masumi’s bun, but I pictured her with black hair and glasses. The glasses are absolutely necessary because she needs to the scary maniacal glasses-light-flare-thing. Because she can’t be a mad scientist-type without that.

And I hadn’t really intended him to be Iruka-esque, I was just trying to find alternate placements for the scar and that one wasn’t intrusive. And one over the eye would have been too Kakashi, and over the cheek would almost conflict with the scruff I was giving him. Maybe instead of being across the bridge of his nose it’s diagonal across the middle of his face? Like he dodged backwards instead of to the side kind of scar.

Diagonal across the face works well, I think. Because it invokes a far more desperate situation than an across the nose? Like he didn’t have the ability to do more than a basic healing on himself before going back into the fray–or it was such a chaotic battle that he couldn’t concentrate enough to make it a neat heal. I like the idea that of the three Jiro is the least traditional healer–like, yes he’s still a medic, of course, that’s what he’s trained for, but his genius in the medical field is because he’s such a non-traditional healer. His defibrillator hands? No one would think to electrocute their own patient–who does that?

So while he does pick up the healing jutsu quickly (not as quickly as Sakura, of course) he would rather figure out how to alter it than to complete perfect the original… maybe?

To be entirely fair to Jiro, the idea to electrocute the patient is largely based on the well-known fact that electricity can effect muscle movement, either stimulating it or preventing it. So the logical jump to using it to jump-start the heart is still a jump but not terrible. Or at least, not that terrible.

Later on, his medical focus turns towards the brain, because it’s electrical sparks across billions of neurons in the head. Or, also possible, he finds other ways and methods to do things, like his defibrillator hands. In fact, electrcity can be used for short-term alleviation of pain. Also, I feel like he has to eventually come up with a pacemaker seal. He’s not a sealmaster but having a seal made to help people’s hearts beating with electricity sounds like something he’d do.

Add in some other elements, and you can have Wind to aid breathing, Water to disinfect wounds and distribute medicine… Actually those two are probably the best things, so one or both can finish up his elemental affinities.

Actually, giving him sealing could actually help set his medical practice from Sakura and Youbirin. While his battle style is still heavy lightning, having medical seals – like the pacemaker seal and maybe a similar one for anemic patients using water or earth – could really differentiate him. But that’s just a thought…

Also, now that I have a tiny bit of time:

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Chuunin!Jiro and Masumi-sensei look great! 😀

I wonder if, since seals don’t start off as his specialty, maybe he goes to Shikako (or TenTen if you don’t want to intrude too much into DoS) in order to help him–as a joint project. I just really like the idea of a secondary character in one story is the main character of another story (and vice versa).

Or, conversely, if you want to save seals for Youbirin–since it goes well with summoning–then you could probably have Jiro specialize in genjutsu. Because if he doesn’t figure out some way to basically make himself immune to genjutsu by having some kind of counter current in his own brain then… well. Maybe not pre-Shippuden, but as an eventually everything goes to shit and it’s mostly the Uchiha’s fault? That’d be a pretty good Chekhov’s gun. And since all sensations are your brain interpreting information from your nervous system that does go well with his Lightning-medical jutsu.

(I think another reason why he is such a unique force in Konoha medicine is that Lightning nature is horrifically rare as a elemental nature within Fire Country. Like it could be the only ones who do have it beside Jiro were the Hatake clan who were a) a tiny ass clan even before Kakashi became the last one and b) highly offensive battle shinobi. So all the Lightning related medical advances? It’s unique to Jiro. Most medics never find out what their elemental nature is–it’s simply not necessary since they’re usually not on the field–and the few that do usually have water or fire or earth (Wind is very rare, apparently).

… He’s probably my fave, too…

Also, sealing is something that takes a long time to become good at. Whereas genjutsu is something that–once understood–can easily built up. It does mesh better with the timeline of “getting stronger” for both of the boys if Youbirin is the one to get sealing…

That does make sense! In that case, the pacemaker seal could be a joint project between Youbirin and Jiro; Jiro understands how to use electricity to move the heart, and Youbirin, with the help of Tenten, Takama, and Shikako, has some knowledge of seals, and has a specialty in medical seals.

Hmm… In addition to the genjutsu immunity, he could also use genjutsu for psychology? Like, using it to understand the mind, how it works, and ways to help people who have some form of mental illness. It dovetails well into his neuro-science, and uses the genjutsu angle pretty well. This probably means he also has several genjutsu based directly on psychological ideas. Probably not entirely real-world accurate ones because I’m not a psychology major, but some basic things like Id, Superego, Ego, Shadow, Persona, Anima/Animus, etc.

It also balances Team Medic quite well since they’re all arguably ninjutsu specialists (if, for obvious reasons, medical ninjutsu) and then Sakura gets taijutsu, Jiro genjutsu, and Youbirin fuinjutsu. The only other things I can think of is senjutsu (sage/natural chakra), kenjutsu (sword), and shurikenjutsu (thrown weaponry) and while the former might work, the latter two are very against the Hippocratic Oath–not that battle medics follow the Hippocratic Oath, but they probably have something vaguely similar? Like a don’t learn something that is purely offensive? Taijutsu is defending oneself, Genjutsu easily avoids confrontations, and Fuinjutsu has many uses.

Is that how the boys discover Inner Sakura? 😀 Yeaaaaaaaaah?!?!?! 

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So while I was procrastinating I did some quick recolors; if a redesign of the hoodie is necessary, I can do that, but I figured I’d start with these.

These are great! I am most fond of bottom left but bottom right is also very good. I’m a bit wary of the top two mostly because of the similarities to Mitsuki might be too prevalent, but the bottom ones are different enough that they’re safe.

Okay but… here are some online dollmaker “photos” of each member of Team Medic as genin and as chuunin. 

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Wow, that first hairstyle for Jiro is remarkably close! Although I’m disappointed there wasn’t a bandanna option for Youbirin.

Not sure how much I like that haircut for Chuunin!Jiro, though. I don’t mind him getting a haircut, but I don’t think an undercut’s really the look for him. Maybe something like… 

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Ooh! Yes… your chuunin!Jiro haircut is much better than mine! I’d be hesitant to do the across the nose scar (since it’s very reminiscent of Iruka-sensei… unless that’s what you wanted?). I also kind of…

Do you think Jiro’s new jacket is reminiscent of Masumi-sensei’s? As a sort of homage–also still in line with loyalty to people not a place… 

I don’t really know what we want for Masumi-sensei, but maybe something like this?

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The thing with the Jacket might work. And I agree with Masumi’s bun, but I pictured her with black hair and glasses. The glasses are absolutely necessary because she needs to the scary maniacal glasses-light-flare-thing. Because she can’t be a mad scientist-type without that.

And I hadn’t really intended him to be Iruka-esque, I was just trying to find alternate placements for the scar and that one wasn’t intrusive. And one over the eye would have been too Kakashi, and over the cheek would almost conflict with the scruff I was giving him. Maybe instead of being across the bridge of his nose it’s diagonal across the middle of his face? Like he dodged backwards instead of to the side kind of scar.

Diagonal across the face works well, I think. Because it invokes a far more desperate situation than an across the nose? Like he didn’t have the ability to do more than a basic healing on himself before going back into the fray–or it was such a chaotic battle that he couldn’t concentrate enough to make it a neat heal. I like the idea that of the three Jiro is the least traditional healer–like, yes he’s still a medic, of course, that’s what he’s trained for, but his genius in the medical field is because he’s such a non-traditional healer. His defibrillator hands? No one would think to electrocute their own patient–who does that?

So while he does pick up the healing jutsu quickly (not as quickly as Sakura, of course) he would rather figure out how to alter it than to complete perfect the original… maybe?

To be entirely fair to Jiro, the idea to electrocute the patient is largely based on the well-known fact that electricity can effect muscle movement, either stimulating it or preventing it. So the logical jump to using it to jump-start the heart is still a jump but not terrible. Or at least, not that terrible.

Later on, his medical focus turns towards the brain, because it’s electrical sparks across billions of neurons in the head. Or, also possible, he finds other ways and methods to do things, like his defibrillator hands. In fact, electrcity can be used for short-term alleviation of pain. Also, I feel like he has to eventually come up with a pacemaker seal. He’s not a sealmaster but having a seal made to help people’s hearts beating with electricity sounds like something he’d do.

Add in some other elements, and you can have Wind to aid breathing, Water to disinfect wounds and distribute medicine… Actually those two are probably the best things, so one or both can finish up his elemental affinities.

Actually, giving him sealing could actually help set his medical practice from Sakura and Youbirin. While his battle style is still heavy lightning, having medical seals – like the pacemaker seal and maybe a similar one for anemic patients using water or earth – could really differentiate him. But that’s just a thought…

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Chuunin!Jiro and Masumi-sensei look great! 😀

I wonder if, since seals don’t start off as his specialty, maybe he goes to Shikako (or TenTen if you don’t want to intrude too much into DoS) in order to help him–as a joint project. I just really like the idea of a secondary character in one story is the main character of another story (and vice versa).

Or, conversely, if you want to save seals for Youbirin–since it goes well with summoning–then you could probably have Jiro specialize in genjutsu. Because if he doesn’t figure out some way to basically make himself immune to genjutsu by having some kind of counter current in his own brain then… well. Maybe not pre-Shippuden, but as an eventually everything goes to shit and it’s mostly the Uchiha’s fault? That’d be a pretty good Chekhov’s gun. And since all sensations are your brain interpreting information from your nervous system that does go well with his Lightning-medical jutsu.

(I think another reason why he is such a unique force in Konoha medicine is that Lightning nature is horrifically rare as a elemental nature within Fire Country. Like it could be the only ones who do have it beside Jiro were the Hatake clan who were a) a tiny ass clan even before Kakashi became the last one and b) highly offensive battle shinobi. So all the Lightning related medical advances? It’s unique to Jiro. Most medics never find out what their elemental nature is–it’s simply not necessary since they’re usually not on the field–and the few that do usually have water or fire or earth (Wind is very rare, apparently).

… He’s probably my fave, too…

Also, sealing is something that takes a long time to become good at. Whereas genjutsu is something that–once understood–can easily built up. It does mesh better with the timeline of “getting stronger” for both of the boys if Youbirin is the one to get sealing…